Book Clubs @ Your Library!

Our book clubs are always open to new members. Check our events calendar for meeting dates and book titles. 


Lima Clubs: 



A new book club celebrating multiculturalism and diversity.

Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See: Saturday, March 30@11a in the Memorial Book Room

Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman: Saturday, April 20@11a in the Memorial Book Room

Never Whistle at Night by Stephen Graham Jones, Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.: Saturday, May 30@11a in the Memorial Book Room


Happy Bookers

This long-standing book group reads a variety of titles including fiction and non-fiction. 

The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig: Tuesday, January 16@4p in the Memorial Book Room

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus: Tuesday, February 18@4p in the Memorial Book Room

A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith: Tuesday, March 19@4p in the Memorial Book Room

The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture by Heather MacDonald: Tuesday, April 16@4p in the Memorial Book Room 

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger: Tuesday, May 21@4p in the Memorial Book Room

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks: Tuesday, June 18@4p in the Memorial Book Room

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: Tuesday, July 16@4p in the Memorial Book Room

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams: Tuesday, August 20@4p in the Memorial Book Room

Dust Child by Nguyen Phan Que Mai: Tuesday, September 17@4p in the Memorial Book Room

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King: Tuesday, October 15@4p in the Memorial Book Room


Page Turners

From the new bestsellers to old familiar favorites, we'll read and discuss a variety of genre fiction.

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister: Wednesday, March 20@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft: Wednesday, April 17@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

American Girl by Wendy Walker: Wednesday, May 15 @1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

Europa Deep by Gary Gibson: Wednesday, June 19@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

Geneva by Richard Armitage: Wednesday, July 17@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Wednesday, August 21@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: Wednesday, September 18@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu: Wednesday, October 16@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

The Last Ranger by Peter Heller: Wednesday, November 20@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

The Eight Reindeer of the Apocalypse by Tom Holt: Wednesday, December 18@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

Louisiana Longshot by Lana DeLeon: Wednesday, January 15@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium

Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton: Wednesday, February 19@1 & 5:30p in the Auditorium


Elida Branch: 

*Sponsored by the Lima Library Association

Reading Cafe Book Club

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Elida Branch for book discussion. 

Monthly book selections can be picked up at the Elida location or you can pick up your own copy


Spencerville Branch

*Sponsored by the Lima Library Association

2nd Wednesday Book Club

If you love to read books that keep you on the edge of your seat, then you won't want to miss this book club. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Spencerville Branch meeting room. Bring your own refreshment.



Cairo Branch

*Sponsored by the Lima Library Association

Reading Between the Spines Book Club

Join us for this new book club at the Cairo Branch. Pick up the next book club selection today!

Call for more information about the next book club. 






Trying to find something good for your own personal book club to read? Try one from our Book Club shelf! 

Past book club titles include: 

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Richardson 

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco 

The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides 

Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill 

Courting Mr. Lincoln, by Louis Bayard 

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman 

Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science, by Nigel McCrery 

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead 

Love Lies: A True Story of Marriage and Murder in the Suburbs, by Amanda Lamb 

The Trial of Lizzie Borden, by Cara Robertson 

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles  

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie  

As Bright as Heaven, by Susan Meissner  

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande 

Below Stairs, by Margaret Powell  

Educated: a memoir, by Tara Westover  

Letters from Skye, by Jessica Brockmole  

Lizzie’s War, by Tim Farrington  

Murder at the Brightwell, by Ashley Weaver  

Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger  

Persuasion, by Jane Austen 

The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton  

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro  

The Secrets We Kept, by Krystal Sital  

The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton 

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston  

This Side of Murder, by Anna Lee Huber  

Whistling Past the Graveyard, by Susan Crandall 

Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates 

When Books Went to War, by Molly Manning 

Hillbilly Elegy, by JD Vance 

Above Suspicion, by Joe Sharkey 

Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, by Bill Mason 

I Am a Pencil, by Sam Swope 

Girl in the Dark, by Anna Lyndsey 

Head Case, by Cole Cohen 

At Home, by Bill Bryson 

Outcasts United, by Warren St. John 

The Boys in the Boat, by James Brown 

The Great Detective, by Zach Dundas 

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by Fiona Carnarvon 

Run, Don't Walk, by Adele Levine 

Upstairs at the White House, by JB West 

The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel 

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 

Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff 

After Visiting Friends, by Michael Hainey 

The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills 

Growing Up Amish, by Ira Wagler 

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai 

Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan 

And Only to Deceive, by Tasha Alexander 

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrick Backman 

Quicksand, by Carolyn Baugh 

The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict 

Year of Wonder, by Geraldine Brooks 

The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck 

The Girl With All the Gifts, by Mike Carey 

The Fiction Class, by Susan Breen 

The Sittaford Mystery, by Agatha Christie 

The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho 

One Vacant Chair, by Joe Coomer 

The Saffron Kitchen, by Yasmin Crowther 

The Hours, by Michael Cunningham 

London is the Best City in America, by Laura Dave 

The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean 

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 

The Tea Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly 

The Life We Bury, by Allen Esken 

Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides 

The Universe Versus Alex Woods, by Gavin Extence 

The Yellow House, by Patricia Falvey 

Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Crime and Poetry, by Amanda Flower 

A Plain Death, by Amanda Flower 

A Plain Disappearance, by Amanda Flower 

A Plain Scandal, by Amanda Flower 

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford 

The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler 

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin 

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen 

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman 

Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell 

Flora, by Gail Godwin 

The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom 

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon 

Austenland, by Shannon Hale 

Midnight in Austenland, by Shannon Hale 

The Anatomist's Wife, by Anna Lee Huber 

Between, Georgia, by Joshilyn Jackson 

Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson 

Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce 

A Separation, by Kate Kitamura 

The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica 

Last Train to Istanbul, by Ayse Kulin 

Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok 

The Bottoms, by Joe R. Landsdale 

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee 

The Giver, by Lois Lowry 

I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh 

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel 

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers 

Saturday, by Ian McEwan 

Shadow Baby, by Alison McGhee 

Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain 

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain 

A Fall of Marigolds, by Susan Meissner 

All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven 

The Things They Carried, by Time O'Brien 

The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkhurst 

Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Perez 

Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson 

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney 

A Thread of Grace, by Mary Doria Russell 

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See 

The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple 

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith 

The Light Between Oceans, by ML Stedman 

Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck 

The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein 

The Story Hour, by Thrity Umrigar 

The Dirty Girls Social Club, by Alisa Valdes 

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter 

The Legacy, by Katherine Webb 

Eyes On You, by Kate White 

The Wrong Man, by Kate White 

Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson